Thompson, Emily 1962-

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THOMPSON, Emily 1962-

PERSONAL: Born February 20, 1962, in Pittsburgh, PA. Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S.; Princeton University, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, E56-100, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 38 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, designer of circuits for video teleconferencing applications, 1985-86; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, visiting assistant professor of history, 1992-93; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Mellon postdoctoral fellow in history of science, 1993-94; Iowa State University, Ames, IA, assistant professor of history, 1994-95; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, assistant professor of history and sociology of science, 1995-2002; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, senior fellow at Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, 2002—. Eastman Kodak Co., worked as analyst and tester; University of Rochester, recorder of recitals and recording sessions at Eastman School of Music; WQED-FM Radio, production assistant.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association, History of Science Society, Society for the History of Technology, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997, and National Science Foundation, 1998; grant from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 1999; Derek Price Prize, History of Science Society, 2000, for an article in Isis.


(Editor, with Peter Galison) The Architecture of Science, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999.

The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Isis.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research for a book on the development of sound motion pictures in America in the 1920s.



Architecture, May, 2002, Eric Nash, review of TheSoundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933, p. 38.

Isis, June, 2001, Crosbie Smith, review of TheArchitecture of Science, p. 354.

Library Journal, May 15, 2002, Carol J. Binkowski, review of The Soundscape of Modernity, p. 123.

Publishers Weekly, May 6, 2002, review of The Sound-scape of Modernity, p. 50.

Science, August 6, 1999, review of The Architecture ofScience, p. 843.

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